Bestseller Stat Shot What’s selling big? Depends on where you are. Here’s a breakdown of the #1 bestselling books across the country for the week ended March 31.

Northeast Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)
Middle Atlantic Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)
East North Central The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Mira)
West North Central The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Mira)
South Atlantic The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Mira)
South Central Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (NAL)
Mountain The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket)
Pacific Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)

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Former Reagan budget director David A. Stockman, whose new book The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America (PublicAffairs) is just out, talks about how bad off our economy really is. Hint: worse than you think.

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